WA Supreme Court: Pay farm workers for rest breaks

By |July 16th, 2015|

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The Washington Supreme Court today ruled that piece-rate workers must be paid separately for rest breaks.

The Yakima Herald Reports:
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We’re on the road with IFTA’s Regional Tour in WA State

By |July 16th, 2015|

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Good Fruit Grower has a team covering the International Fruit Tree Association’s 2015 Regional Summer Tour in Washington State.

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Low snow spells trouble

By |July 2nd, 2015|

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Months ago, I saw it coming. Crossing Snoqualmie Pass in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, I drove by ski runs that showed

Broetje Orchards to pay $2.25 million fine for hiring illegal immigrants

By |June 4th, 2015|

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Broetje Orchards of Washington State, one of the country’s largest apple growers, has agreed to pay a $2.25 million fine

Corr: Consumers decide

By |June 1st, 2015|

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The June 2015 issue of Good Fruit Grower examines how new varieties are changing the economics of the apple industry.

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China’s ag agency says yes to all varieties of U.S. apples

By |May 26th, 2015|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that China’s agriculture regulatory agency has allowed access for all U.S. apple varieties, according to

Get ready for H-2A paperwork

By |May 13th, 2015|

H-2A has its faults, but it’s not about to go away.

Judge blisters EEOC for "frivolous" case against growers

By |March 20th, 2015|

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A federal judge has issued a blistering critique of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the agency had brought a

Washington governor declares drought in three regions

By |March 19th, 2015|

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency for three areas of the state, setting in motion money, temporary

Corr: Was USDA’s GMO decision a black cat crossing America’s orchards?

By |February 17th, 2015|

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To hear some critics tell it, the government’s decision Friday the 13th to deregulate a GMO apple was bad luck

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